Council wants changes to golf course contract

By Baker City Herald December 19, 2013 04:55 am

Councilors will meet again Friday at noon to consider revised contract


Baker City Councilors have asked for several changes to a proposed three-year contract with a Baker City man who wants to manage the city-owned Quail Ridge Golf Course.

Councilors are tentatively scheduled to meet in a special session at noon on Friday at City Hall, 1655 First St.,  to consider the revised  contract that City Manager Mike Kee negotiated with Bill Tiedemann.

It's not clear, though, whether a quorum (at least four councilors) will be available at noon.

If there's not a quorum the Council will meet anyway, but not be able to vote on any motions. 

Councilors asked for the changes during a special meeting Wednesday.

One of the more significant has to do with the city's potential financial responsibilty should Tiedemann's expenses exceed his revenues.

In the original version the city would have to make up any shortfalls above $10,000, with no ceiling set on the city's cost.

In the revised version the city would be liable for a maximum of $20,000.